ERIC Number: ED400365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Title VI Enforcement To Ensure Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs.
Isler, Frederick D.; And Others
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the leadership of the Department of Justice in its Title VI programs and of the Title VI enforcement efforts of 10 Federal agencies and 10 subagencies, including the Department of Education. The purpose of Title VI is to eliminate illegal discrimination in programs or activities funded by the Federal Government. Title VI prohibits a broad range of discriminatory activities and practices. The government's de-emphasizing of civil rights implementation, enforcement, and compliance activities, recent court decisions, and a lessening of Federal interest in state civil rights programs have resulted in deficiencies in Title VI enforcement. The Civil Rights Commission reexamined agency and subagency efforts in light of these policy changes. It is concluded that Federal Title VI enforcement programs at the Department of Justice and other agencies have extensive deficiencies. With the exception of the Department of Education, none of the agencies responsible for enforcing Title VI has an effective enforcement program. Nor do Federal agencies have the resources or personnel to examine the operations of state and local agencies that administer Federal funds to determine their level of Title VI enforcement. Numerous and detailed recommendations are made for ensure meaningful, uniform, and comprehensive enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. (Contains 16 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI